Presentations from final workshop

November 23rd, 2010 No comments

Here are the team presentations from yesterday’s final project workshop:

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Mike Nelson’s view of the future Internet

November 22nd, 2010 No comments

Prof. Mike Nelson gave a great keynote speech this morning at our final workshop in Brussels. He left conference participants with some recommended reading:

We will post presentations from the event on this site soon. Until then you can follow discussion on Twitter using the #TAFI hashtag.

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Final Report available for comment

November 18th, 2010 1 comment

The Final Report for the study is now available. Thanks to all those who have participated in the study at workshops and in the Delphi survey. Comments below are most welcome.

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Draft final report available for comment

October 22nd, 2010 1 comment

The draft final report of the study is now available for comment. The report is essentially in two parts — a short and readable main report summarising the main findings, with supporting material available in Appendixes. More detailed material is also available on this study website. Comments are extremely welcome.

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Provisional programme for final TAFI workshop

October 22nd, 2010 1 comment

We are pleased to announce the provisional programme for our final public event in Brussels on 22nd November, 25 Avenue de Beaulieu, Brussels, DG Information Society and Media. You can register here.

10.15 am Registration and coffee
10.30 Welcome

Ian Brown, Project Manager, Oxford Internet Institute

10.35 Towards a Future Internet: Aims of the Study

Per Blixt, Head of Unit, New Infrastructure Paradigms and Experimental Facilities and/or Fabrizio Sestini, Scientific Officer, EC DG INFSO

10.45 Keynote speaker

The future internet – a personal view

Professor Mike Nelson, Georgetown University

11.15 Towards a Future Internet: study methodology

Colin Blackman, Camford Associates

11.25 Results of the Delphi Study

Rafael Popper, Manchester University

11.45 The growing complexity of human and technological interaction

Lara Srivastava, Webster University

12.15 Scenarios and design principles for the future internet

Simon Forge, SCF Associates

12.35 Key messages from the study

Ian Brown, Oxford Internet Institute

12.45 Discussion
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 Keynote speaker

Defining internet science

Chris Marsden, University of Essex

14.15 Panel discussion
15.15 Future internet EU research and strategy

Mario Campolargo, Director of Emerging Technologies and Infrastructure, EC DG INFSO

15.30 Workshop close

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Delphi survey results: how experts think the Internet will develop

September 28th, 2010 No comments

Detailed reports on Round 1 and Round 2 of our Delphi Survey are now available. The first elicited expert views on a wide range of social, economic, political and technological aspects of the Internet over the next 20 years. The second asked for views on the likelihood and desirability of the four scenarios that were constructed and refined over the course of the study.

The second round also captured hundreds of specific comments from experts, such as:

  1. This scenario mixes a lot of different aspects, wow. I agree on the mobile aspects – actually I am sitting in a restaurant killing time taking this survey on my BB – but strongly disagree on the educational aspects (BS) and do not believe the segregation argument.
  2. Today, the Internet is too much of a tool to connect individuals (social networking sites) and let the people download entertainment items (music, videos), rather than targeting a key economic role to support companies. For example, e-government is too often portrayed as an e-administrative tool to help citizens for their routine duties (IDs, tax returns, driving licenses, tech).

We would like to encourage debate so please read the reports and post your own comments in reply here.

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Final Public Workshop, 22 November 2010, Brussels

September 23rd, 2010 No comments

Mark your diary for the final Public Workshop on 22 November. The aim is to present the results of the study, Towards a Future Internet, and promote discussion about its findings.  The agenda is being finalised but will include:

  • Guest speakers (to be announced)
  • Presentation of the study’s final report, methodology and results
  • Opportunity to discuss the study’s findings

Interested parties are encouraged to comment on the study’s outputs which are available on this site. The Final Report will be available at the workshop.

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Interim Brussels workshop

August 28th, 2010 No comments

In June we held our interim project workshop in Brussels. You can now read our report of the proceedings.

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MIT workshop report

June 14th, 2010 No comments

Here is a short report on the expert workshop we held at MIT earlier this year. Many thanks to the participants for their time and for contributing their notes on the event.

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Tokyo expert workshop

June 8th, 2010 No comments

Augmented reality cherry blossom
Image: Mac Funamizu

Our third and final expert workshop happened last month at Keio University in Tokyo. It followed the format of March’s event at MIT, with twenty invited experts from east Asia analysing our draft future scenarios and their implications for future Internet research. Thanks to team member Prof. Motohiro Tsuchiya and his Keio colleagues for putting this together. You can now read his report on the event.

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